Revelation 5:14
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New International Version
The four living creatures said, "Amen," and the elders fell down and worshiped.

New Living Translation
And the four living beings said, "Amen!" And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped the Lamb.

English Standard Version
And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

Berean Study Bible
And the four living creatures said, "Amen," and the elders fell down and worshiped.

Berean Literal Bible
And the four living creatures kept saying, "Amen." And the elders fell down and worshiped.

New American Standard Bible
And the four living creatures kept saying, "Amen." And the elders fell down and worshiped.

King James Bible
And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The four living creatures said, "Amen," and the elders fell down and worshiped.

International Standard Version
Then the four living creatures said, "Amen!", and the elders bowed down and worshipped.

NET Bible
And the four living creatures were saying "Amen," and the elders threw themselves to the ground and worshiped.

New Heart English Bible
The four living creatures were saying, "Amen." The elders fell down and worshiped.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when The Four Beasts said, “Amen”, The Elders fell down and worshiped.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The four living creatures said, "Amen!" Then the leaders bowed and worshiped.

New American Standard 1977
And the four living creatures kept saying, “Amen.” And the elders fell down and worshiped.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the four animals said, Amen. And the twenty-four elders fell on their faces and worshipped him that lives for ever and ever.

King James 2000 Bible
And the four living creatures said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshiped him that lives forever and ever.

American King James Version
And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that lives for ever and ever.

American Standard Version
And the four living creatures said, Amen. And the elders fell down and worshipped.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the four living creatures said: Amen. And the four and twenty ancients fell down on their faces, and adored him that liveth for ever and ever.

Darby Bible Translation
And the four living creatures said, Amen; and the elders fell down and did homage.

English Revised Version
And the four living creatures said, Amen. And the elders fell down and worshipped.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the four living beings said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshiped him that liveth for ever and ever.

Weymouth New Testament
Then the four living creatures said "Amen," and the Elders fell down and worshipped.

World English Bible
The four living creatures said, "Amen!" The elders fell down and worshiped.

Young's Literal Translation
and the four living creatures said, 'Amen!' and the twenty-four elders fell down and they bow before Him who is living to the ages of the ages.
Study Bible
The Lamb Exalted
13And I heard every creature in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be praise and honor and glory and power forever and ever.” 14And the four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.
Cross References
1 Corinthians 14:16
Otherwise, if you speak a blessing in spirit, how can someone who is uninstructed say "Amen" to your thanksgiving, since he does not know what you are saying?

Revelation 4:4
Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and on these thrones sat twenty-four elders clothed in white garments, with golden crowns on their heads.

Revelation 4:6
And before the throne was something like a sea of glass, as clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, covered with eyes in front and back.

Revelation 4:10
the twenty-four elders fall down before the One seated on the throne, and they worship Him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying:

Revelation 5:6
Then I saw a Lamb who appeared to have been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which represent the sevenfold Spirit of God sent out into all the earth.

Revelation 5:8
When He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp, and they held the golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

Revelation 5:11
Then I looked, and I heard the voices of many angels and living creatures and elders encircling the throne, and their number was myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands.

Revelation 7:12
saying, "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength to our God forever and ever! Amen."

Revelation 19:4
And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sits on the throne, saying: "Amen, Hallelujah!"
Treasury of Scripture

And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that lives for ever and ever.

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Revelation 19:4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and …

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Revelation 4:9-11 And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to him that …

(14) And the four beasts . . .--Better, And the four living beings said, Amen (or, the Amen). And the elders (omit "four and twenty") fell down and worshipped. The remaining words of this verse are wanting in some of the best MSS., and they spoil thegraphic force of the description. The "Amen" rises from universal nature; the Church of Christ falls down in silent adoration. Thought and feeling assert themselves above all language. There are times when silence is the most eloquent applause; there are times when it is also the most real worship. "Let thy prayers be without words, rather than thy words, without prayer" was a wise precept of an old divine. An English and an Italian poet have given expression to the same feeling of the weakness of words. "O speech !" sang Dante, when telling his final vision--

"How feeble and how faint art thou to give

Conception birth."

--Parad. xxxiii.

Thomson takes refuge in silence from the overwhelming thoughts of the divine glory:--

"I lose

Myself in Him, in light ineffable.

Come, then, expressive silence, muse His praise."

Here the inspired seer describes the chorus of praise as dying into a silence born of awe and gratefulness and love.

Verse 14. - And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth forever and ever. (On the signification of the four beasts as representative of creation, and the four-and-twenty elders as typical of the Church, see on Revelation 4:4 and 6.) Three stages are marked in the hymn of adoration before this concluding verse:

(1) the four living beings and the four and twenty elders worship the Lamb, and commemorate their redemption by him; they are able to sing "a new song" - the song of the redeemed;

(2) the angels join in the worship of the Lamb, ascribing to him the consummation of all perfection;

(3) then all created things praise God and the Lamb. In conclusion, the representatives of redeemed creation once more join in the eucharistic hymn, and prostrate themselves in worship before the Triune God. This forms the end of one act of the heavenly drama. The opening of the seals now follows, and a description of the attendant circumstances is given.



And the four beasts said, Amen,.... Giving their assent to what the angels and every creature said, and expressing their desires and wishes that so it might be, and also their faith, that so it was, and would be:

and the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever; either God the Father, who sat upon the throne, and is so described, Revelation 4:9; or else the Lamb who had been slain, and was now alive, and lives for evermore; or both of them, for the Alexandrian copy, the Complutensian edition, and the Syriac and Arabic versions, omit the words "him that liveth for ever and ever"; and leave it to be understood of either of them, or both; and the Ethiopic version reads, "and the elders worshipped him"; as the four living creatures and four and twenty elders led the chorus, and begun the song, so they close it, as being the persons more immediately concerned in the death and sufferings of the Lamb, and redemption by him, and in the sealed book, and in the things contained in it; the seals of which are next opened, and an account is given of them in some following chapters. 14. said—So A, Vulgate, and Syriac read. But B and Coptic read, "(I heard) saying."

Amen—So A reads. But B reads, "the (accustomed) Amen." As in Re 4:11, the four and twenty elders asserted God's worthiness to receive the glory, as having created all things, so here the four living creatures ratify by their "Amen" the whole creation's ascription of the glory to Him.

four and twenty—omitted in the oldest manuscripts: Vulgate supports it.

him that liveth for ever and ever—omitted in all the manuscripts: inserted by commentators from Re 4:9. But there, where the thanksgiving is expressed, the words are appropriate; but here less so, as their worship is that of silent prostration. "Worshipped" (namely, God and the Lamb). So in Re 11:1, "worship" is used absolutely. 5:8-14 It is matter of joy to all the world, to see that God deals with men in grace and mercy through the Redeemer. He governs the world, not merely as a Creator, but as our Saviour. The harps were instruments of praise; the vials were full of odours, or incense, which signify the prayers of the saints: prayer and praise should always go together. Christ has redeemed his people from the bondage of sin, guilt, and Satan. He has not only purchased liberty for them, but the highest honour and preferment; he made them kings and priests; kings, to rule over their own spirits, and to overcome the world, and the evil one; and he makes them priests; giving them access to himself, and liberty to offer up spiritual sacrifices. What words can more fully declare that Christ is, and ought to be worshipped, equally with the Father, by all creatures, to all eternity! Happy those who shall adore and praise in heaven, and who shall for ever bless the Lamb, who delivered and set them apart for himself by his blood. How worthy art thou, O God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, of our highest praises! All creatures should proclaim thy greatness, and adore thy majesty.
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